Hey check out some video that Anikke Myers, Bucknell’s Photography Graduate Assistant, shot for us last weekend. Sorry if the sound quality isn’t the best. We hope to post a sound clip soon! Enjoy!
This last weekend during Bucknell’s Arts. Everywhere. Festival I was privileged to spend a lot of time with Tristan Shone, a.k.a. Author & Punisher, throughout the day before he performed on Saturday night. I actually met Tristan the night before at around 3 a.m., the time he rolled in from his show earlier that night in Philly, only to wish him a good night and head home for a short night’s sleep to prepare for a busy day.
The next morning, as hurricane Irene dumped feet of rain on us, I was able to hang out with Tristan to learn that he got an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering only to later pursue an MFA in visual arts from the University of California San Diego. [Read more…]
Lawn in front of Elaine Langone Center
August 27, 2011
Presented by the Samek Art Gallery as part of Bucknell University’s Art.Everywhere festival.
Author & Punisher melds performance art, drone metal music, and DIY custom-built industrial kinetic-sound machines with a twinkling of fun. The man behind the curtain is San Diego-based artist Tristan Shone.
Aquarius Records said of Author & Punisher, “The music becomes more than a chunk of industrial metal, it becomes a heaving metallic monster MADE from industrial metal, the various gears and servos emitting strange buzzes and whirrs, its thunderous footsteps the booming beat, the speaker rattling low end it’s guttural growl, and the howling vox, the man that commands this beast, and instructs it to do his bidding, a futuristic steampunk, post industrial robotic doom metal dirge, that we just can’t get enough of!”
One night only. It’s all you can handle. Trust us.
Director, Samek Art Gallery